Dinner at Indochine

They say “you are what you eat.” I never could figure that out. But, I’m glad I’m able to taste different food and enjoyed hanging out with my POSSE who enjoy doing the things I enjoy. So off we went to Indochine it’s a Thia Restaurant located in Wilmington NC. All I can say is it was worth the trip and I’ll do it again.

Indochine outside decor

Indochine outside decor: rrabano ©2015

Birthday Girl

My Posse: rrabano ©2015

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Oh Yeah! Food! rrabano©2015

Oh Yeah! Food! rrabano©2015

My Posse & Friends rrabano©2016

My Posse & Friends rrabano©2015

My biggest fan rrabano©2015

My biggest fan rrabano©2015

I’m ready to do this all over again. Cheers!

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Top Chef Dinner with Railhouse BEER!

It’s not everyday you get invited for dinner with to find out that a “Top Chef” contestant will be cooking the food.  When I got a call, and was invited to have dinner at the “BlueMoon” downtown Fayetteville, NC.  My favorite place.  I can’t be more happier.  Yes! Yes! Of course I’ll be there.

Sunday 26, 2012 at the BlueMoon. I made sure to bring my camera with me also.  For those who are not familiar with the BlueMoon is


located in downtown Fayetteville, NC.  This an earlier picture taken in early part of   the day.

The Dinner was held in the evening.  Dinner Course for the Evening.

1st. Butter Lettuce Salad/ pickled Carolina Shrimp with Green Goddess dressing.

2nd. Poached Egg/creamy polenta, local greens and country sausage.

3rd. Fried Chicken n Fixins/crispy brussel sprouts, homemade hot sauce.

4th. Sweets/ Buttermilk Panna Cotta/clementine preserve’s, chocolate cake.

Business Card

Shrimp n Greens

Poached Egg

Fried Chicken n Fixing

Buttermilk Panna Cotta

OK! the food of course was fantastic.  The preparation was tense. I like tense and Lindsay did a fantastic job at it. I meet Lindsay about 4years ago when she cook for my Uncle at his house.  She was just getting into cooking and I did not think much of it that she has bigger exasperation for herself as a cook.  She was actually in a TV show from BRAVO “Top Chef”.  She got to the final three contestant but was voted out by another contestant. I think it can go either way. Her exposure on the show will certainly be a positive step for her in her career as a Top Chef.  Below is Lindsay doing her magic in the Kitchen.


Linsay doing her Magic

Lindsay glad that was done.

"Hi Five another successful meal."

BlueMoon Staff and Owner with Lindsay as Guest Chef

The dinner was FANTASTIC. Everybody was smiling. Thanks’ to Lindsay it was a memorable dinner. As it turn out, the evening was a double treat. There also was a Master Brewery from Aberdeen who brought the refreshments with them. I love micro BREE.

I sample some of the beers they brought with them. Pale Ale was first but the best one for the evening was the Brown Ale and like it so much that I bought a six pack all the guess bought some to. How it looks:)

Brwon Ale (Rail House Brewery)

I also talk to Mike who is the master Brewery for Rail House Brewery in Aberdeen.  Very nice guy, easy to talk to and gave me some tips if I want to make my own Beer. With him is his partner Brian E. who’s in charge of promotion.

Master Brewery (Rail House Brewery)

Brian E. Rail House Brewery

Well it was fun for me to eat and drink. Will do more of this. Don’t know if having a celebrity will be doing the cooking for the next time around. But overall worth it. By the way I took this picture with my Nikon 700D using a 24-75mm Lens/AF 2.5. I used no FLASH when taking this shot indoors and outdoors. Auto Program settings except for the Blue Moon that was taken in broad daylight. I used a Panasonic with that one. OK! Thanks for looking.

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The Blue Moon

Owner of the Blue Moon is having a BEER FEST so she invited me to take pictures of the event. She invited several people to taste several Micro Beer that she plan to offer depending on the respond of the group.

She also told me she don’t have money to pay for my time but, I can have FREE BEER.

FREE BEER! I said. Yeah! I’m there.

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One of Those Day’s

I was sitting  in my favorite bar one day and noticed sitting across me is a man who seem to be in a very bad mood contemplating drinking his drink.  Just as he lift the glass to drink the content.  A guy came from nowere took the drink off his hand and drunk it for him and began laughing.  Hahahahaha that was good he said.

Well the man was in disbelief.  He didn’t know what to say and start sobbing. Man felt bad for him and told him, if he felt that bad about it.  He can order any drink on the bar and he’d pay for it.  Well he thank the man for the offer.  While drinking his new drink.  He told him,   Well its’ been one of those days he said.  He start telling this man who drunk his drink.  That today his dog got run over which made him very sad.  Then he went to work and his Boss told him, he was laid off.  So he went home, only to find his wife run off with the Gardner.

So he said I came to this bar about to drink this glass of poison to take my own life  when you drink it for me.

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Dinner at the Blue Moon

We were walking around Fayetteville, NC looking at historical sites. One of the building that has allot of history behind it is the Market House.Market HouseAnother reason I went downtown Fayetteville is to check out a new restaurant called the Blue Moon.BlueMoon
Ahh here it is. Looks inviting and they have outside seating which is nice kinda European. We went in to see whats’ available and true to my taste, Beer Special. I’m liking this place already.Beer Daily EspecialInside I talk to the manager Oliver Belche mixing up a especial concoction. Visit with him awhile to find out he’s a Fayetteville NC native. He’s married wife expecting anytime soon. Just came back to Fayetteville, from Denver to run the Blue Moon.Olie Special BagWell I wanted to try some of the micro-beer he has in stock. We started out with a sandwich which is delice. Hmmm yummi.SandwichI had beer, my Uncle had a mediterranean sandwich that has salmon and little amount of winegar which is to die for. I had more beer of course. We have desert, which is like a peach cobler with pecan nuts.Desert
Another delice dish. The drink, dinner and desert cost was not bad. The service is excellent. We left with our stomach full. The town has quint shops. So we walk around some and window shop.WindowShopping
There’s some new antique stores around which we have not been into. So we went in to check it out.AntiqueOverall  it was a great day in the city. So if you plan to go downtown Fayetteville. Make sure to stop by the Blue Moon. A good way to cap off your day. To see more pictures clik PICTURE. Enjoy

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LockCreek Restaurant

Looking for a place to eat tonight. My Uncle and sister invited me and Mieko (my wife) for dinner by the river. Never been there so went ahead and tag along. Getting there, the place look pretty nice.LocksCreek RestaurantLooking inside, they have a nice barBarSo we got seated and first thing first. Yep got to have a beer.BeerWith the beer came cornbread and butter. Oh yeaCornBreadThe cornbread was made in the restaurant moist and sweet tasting. Nothing like the smell of freshly made bread. then the main meal came in. I ordered the Fish Plate which consist of fried flounder, oyster and shrimp combo. HmmmmSeafood PlaterThe fish was lightly coated with their own flowr mix with seasoning. It tasted delicious. I ordered one plate but there was enough for two people which I shared with Mieko. We were so stuff. I have to walk by the river before heading home. At the river there were plenty of people fishing. Hope they caought something.River WalkOK! Time to head back home. If you’r looking for a good place to eat, check out LockCreek Reastaurant, Fayetteville, NC don’t know were its’ at but you can Google for direction. Later:)

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Outdoor Dinner

Mieko my wife called out while I’m mowing the yard and ask if I want to join my Sister and Uncle for an outdoor dinner. Well it is Saturday (6-20-09). Driving to the country having dinner is better than mowing the yard. She also said it’s a fund raiser for the city. I’m not one for giving anymore money to the city but dinner sold me to her idea. Besides its’ allot better than cutting the yard.

That afternoon, we drove looking for the place were we’re suppose to have dinner. We found it and the place looks very country. Lake View

The scene from the farm looks very misleading. Even with all the shades from the trees and small ponds surrounding the place. It was hot and humid. Looking at the temperature gauge hanging by the barn prove it’s hot. But it don’t show the humidity index. Its’ Humid and hot.


Walking around the farm. Here are some of the picture taken.Water fallThey have interesting scene but, I was more interested were the drinks and food are. I found the setting arrangement.Seating ArrangementOK were getting somewhere. Found the drink.  Ahh more like it.RefreshmentFriendly servers. OK now for the food.ServersAhh the main course. Nothing like bbq in a hot summer afternoon.Master Cooker 2Now we’re talking. After getting food and drinks. We sat down and thank our food.St.PeterFood was fantastic. I’m not the one that eat and run. But It was hot eating outdoor and the mosquitoes are joining the party. While the sun is still up we say goodbye to our guees and  boogey out of there.

Sun on Trees

I’ve taken more pictures from the farm. Click on more Pictures.

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